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Monday, November 17, 2014

10 years layout *challenge entry*

Happy Monday friends. I have realized two things recently...one that the whole scrapbooking "industry" is changing. It's definitely different now compared to five (or even two) years ago and second, I scrapbook because at the root of it all, I love it and this is how I show my love for my family. Documenting both the special occasion as well as the everyday moments shows that I care about them and that I don't want to forget the special memories we share. 

With that being said, I'm making a conscious effort to continue doing what I do not for design team responsibilities or the need to add another project to my "published item" list. Gone are those days. This week, I'm sharing some projects that I made for me and my family with the help of challenges. I love challenges, they take me out of my comfort zone. But I'm not playing along because I want to be in the DT or that I want to be "noticed". Nope. I'm playing because I am inspired and it helps me use up my stash. 

So how about let's start with this one....

I made the layout below using this sketch from Stick it Down blog

 I also used the following prompts from Scrap our stash challenge....
Create a layout and you must include the specific items and quantities on the list below:
5 ~ Patterned Papers
4 ~ Stickers or Cardstock Stickers
3 ~ Numbers
2 ~ Stamps or Rub ons
1 ~ Paint or mist

and here's the result...
These are images from when my husband and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary two years ago. Yes I'm that behind and no I'm not at all sad about it. 

I like the single photo sketch but we all know that most of the time we have more than one photo. It's a good thing that I printed these images off in a 2x3 size so I was able to fit them all in one page.

As for the breakdown of the prompts, here it goes...
5 ~ Patterned Papers (I actually used 6 counting the journaling block cut from pattern paper)
4 ~ Stickers or Cardstock Stickers (title, word stickers and even dimensional ones which are the pinwheel and camera)
3 ~ Numbers (the numbered journaling, handwritten 2012 and #2 on the bottom)
2 ~ Stamps or Rub ons (the stamped numbers by the photos and the stamped sentiment on the bottom)
1 ~ Paint or mist (black speck of mists scattered in the layout)

Please stop by everyday this week for a new project from me and if you are so inclined, leave me a comment and tell me what has been your driving force lately to continue plugging along in making your papercrafting projects.

Till next time,


Brenda said...

Great layout and take on the Countdown Challenge! Thank you for playing along at Scrap Our Stash!

Dulcinea Silva said...

Really lovely layout! I like the design you use and the colors! Thank you for playing along with Scrap Our Stash!

Steffanie said...

Very bright and colorful layout. Love the theme and the list and the photos. Great job with the challenge. Thanks for joining us at Scrap Our Stash!!

Nicole Doiron said...

Such a great layout Grace! Love how it documents such a sweet time! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap Our Stash!

TantiK Creation said...

Awesome layout! I love the colours and all the elements. Great job with the challenge. Thank you for joining us at Scrap Our Stash.

kate blue said...

I say the same thing...I just wanna scrap for my family and use my stash! Love that we encouraged you to use tons of it..love the PL style LO! (Kate-SOS)

Claire R said...

awesome layout! love how you arranged the photos. Great job incorporating all the elements. thanks for playing along with scrap our stash.